The Ab Wheel
I have no idea why, but I always thought that ab wheels were sort of gimmicky and dismissed them. That was a mistake on my part. Early in my 2012 cutting program JSF member “theamigo” mentioned the Ab Wheel in a blog comment and, based on his testimonial, I decided to order one…
I’ll probably never do crunches again. The Ab Wheel is an extremely effective tool for working the entire abdominal wall. Once I got my form down and was able to go very deep, I then began to experiment with holding myself in the extended position and also “ratcheting” my way back up (a technique also suggested by a JSF member).
Bottom line: the ab workout this simple and inexpensive device provides is unreal.
While ab rollouts are not the key to obtaining “six pack” abs (read my Fat Loss 101 article, How do I get a “Six Pack”), they will help strengthen and develop your abs muscles like nothing else I’ve tried before. If you do direct ab work, pick up an Ab Wheel. I promise, you’ll love it and hate it.